Any old Pics


#1062

I read an article recently that argued it should just be called Safety because no one gives a fuck about your Health.

I’m with Jim on this. It’s far too important to go Daily Mail over.


#1063

Jonathan the Giant Tortoise photographed in 1902 and what he looks like now

It is estimated that he was born in 1832!


#1064

Certainly that is not the case here, where it is called “Occupational Welfare, Health and Safety”.

Of course there is a lot of focus on compliance with safety regulations, but the focus is welfare and health. The department offers many welfare and health related services.


#1065

Good news then.


#1066

My late father riding the Globe of Death, performing the loop the loop - it is the right way up! About 1957

And here is one of him on the bike performing Australian Air Aces at the London Palladium - think 1940’s - the bloke on the trapeze with the circle round him is my late Uncle Harry


#1067

Cool AF :sunglasses:


#1068

Here are a fw more you might like!
Circa 1920’s

Circa 1940’s


#1069

I have a similar urge but it’s borne out of a fear of heights, which tends to be defined as vertigo. In fact I think mine at least is fear of heights, acrophobia. I don’t get it in tall buildings it’s mainly when I can envision the possibility of falling or jumping. The panic comes from not trusting my own senses to resist jumping or accidentally tumbling over into the abyss. It’s also a recurring nightmare for me :flushed:

So the Forth Bridge walk would be out of the question.

Wiki:
A fear of heights is called acrophobia. Acrophobia can range from fear when on the top floor of a tall building, to fear of standing on a chair. People with acrophobia feel a sense of panic when they’re at a certain height and often become unable to trust their sense of balance


#1070

No problem with heights at all, but a problem with narrow ledges/walkways at height.


#1071

This balcony is 60% of the way up the church tower in the town where I was brought up.

I think the Victorians may have added that iron railing. There’s another balcony at the 80% point. The flat landscape makes for a fantastic view but on a windy day you are very aware of just how high up you are.

VB


#1072

Boston Stump (which is anything but!) - must get my carcase up there!

Been up York minster and Durham cathedral - both superb.

So long as I have something reasonably reliable to hold on to I’m fine.


#1073

Vincent Black Lightning. Sold for $929.000 at auction in Las Vegas. Nice.:star_struck:


#1074

You’ll get a better class of organ donor riding that…


#1075

That’s even more than a Ferrari Dino!


#1076

At the same auction a 1997 Porsche went for £2.5 mil


#1077

Just what you would want. A safe, harmless, giant atomic bomb :face_with_raised_eyebrow:


#1078

Love the way they have specified safe,harmless,just in case the parents thought they were buying their kids a real bomb


#1079

My mum would never let me have tin can alley as she thought it was dangerous (or that I would be dangerous with it)


#1080

Good job you didn’t ignore her and go on to even worse stuff for real then, eh ?


#1081

Bobby Fischer at 17 (he looks older to me)